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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2020.

Early Diagnosis Multi-Disciplinary Team Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 252-9730

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
252 Cancer Services
£21,892 to £24,157 pa pro rata

The Trust is committed to achieving the 14, 28, 31, 38 and 62 day Cancer Treatment targets and the careful management of the PTL will ensure that all patients are treated within these targets.

The Early Diagnosis MDT Co-Ordinator will have a two tiered role:-

To supervise the prospective management of patients referred on the 2 Week Wait pathway for suspected cancer

Proactively manage the beginning of the pathway for diagnostics to ensure all patients are appointed within 2-5 days for all investigations where possible for all tumour sites to enable the Trust to meet the 28 day Faster Diagnosis target.

The post holder will work with Radiology staff to ensure that all suspected cancer referrals requiring imaging or biopsies are appointed within 48 hours of the request to ensure the beginning of the pathway is not delayed to ensure a faster diagnosis. This will involve working closely with all the tumour site specific Clinical Nurses and the clinical teams to ensure effective management of the cancer patients at the beginning of their pathway. The post holder will work with the Cancer Patient Pathway Lead to develop processes to ensure accurate and complete data is recorded for ALL cancer patients.

The post holder will be allocated specific tumour sites to cover the MDT Co-ordinator role through periods of annual leave at either DVH or QMH. They will also concentrate on obtaining the evidence and inputting the data for the clock stop of the new 28 day faster Diagnosis Standard.

The post holder will work closely with the Cancer Patient Pathway Lead to identify issues with capacity and delays with diagnostics, liaising with Department Leads, Operational Manager for Cancer & Haematology and General Manager for Cancer to ensure all patients receive a diagnostic investigation ideally within 7 days.

The role requires effective working relationships with MDT Leads, MDT Co-Ordinators, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Theatre Scheduling, Radiology, Pathology and service providers to ensure all patients are actively managed by the relevant teams to prevent patients breaching their Cancer Waiting Time Targets

The Early Diagnosis MDT Co-Ordinator will support The Cancer Patient Pathway Lead to help resolve any delays or problems within the patient cancer pathways and this process– to ensure that the Trust achieves all the Cancer Waiting Times targets. This role has been supported by the Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance to assist in achieving Early Diagnosis to improve the patient experience and for better outcomes.

The Early Diagnosis MDT Co-ordinators must have a knowledge and understanding of patient pathways and be responsible and proactive in the monitoring of cancer targets – particularly in the identification of potential breaches. To do this they must have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team and to be confident and able to liaise with staff at all levels.

If you are interested and would like to discuss this vacancy in more detail please contact either Sharon Willoughby 4964 or Michelle McCann Operational Manager for Cancer & Haematology on 01322 428376.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation. To improve public health, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital site. For advice and support on stop smoking please call 0300 123 1220.

Please note, this post will close earlier than the given closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

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